Measles Immunization For Children Aged 18 Months?
Doctor…my child is now 23 months old…but when he was 18 he should have been immunized against measles..but I haven’t immunized my child yet..because my child was 18 months old and my child’s weight was not according to age…that how so… do immunizations have to be according to their body weight for their age..
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Immunization is the process of preventing infectious diseases by providing immunity to a person through vaccines. Usually this immunization is done since childhood because children are more likely to get certain diseases because their immune systems are not as good as adults. There are various types of immunization in Indonesia and if you want to know more, you can read about it by clicking on the following link to our article on Immunization.
Regarding your question, there are conditions that it is not permissible for a child not to be immunized, and among them are the child is seriously ill or has a high fever, has an allergic reaction to the immunization material, has a history of showing a bad response to previous similar immunizations, suffers from severe immune disorders, and so forth.
Among these conditions, there is no age-appropriate weight. It means that your child actually has no problem getting immunized even though his weight is not ideal for his age. And even if your child's age has passed from the recommended measles immunization time of 18 months, it's okay to get it again now. But of course it would be better if you consult with a pediatrician first. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa